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Beware of the HOPE CITY that never saw the light under MAHAMA


Rowland Agambire of RLG fame breezed onto our political scene like a tornado blowing from the angry seas of the West. His meteoric rise to stardom captivated a section of the Ghanaian populace whereas many were not enthralled by the façade that they saw.

His seeming sense of in-depth knowledge in the world of a business carried himself as a heavyweight whose raw skills were needed to be tapped for the betterment of the land, were all sold to the Ghanaians.

The Hope City idea was promulgated. Mahama bought into it. US$10 billion was being invested in that dreamy project. The taxpayers would eventually pay for this eccentrically outlandish edifice.

The Hope City was to employ thousands of Ghanaians if not millions in enterprises whose realities could well be seen in wonderland, in a world filled with sainted dreams and apparitions.

Hope City was a classical case of phantasmagoric imagery and scenes which vanished into thin air when the dream left our eyes. Hope City was but a mere wishful thinking.

Mahama knocks at the door like the very Hope City he and Agambire brought to deceive Ghanaians. He promises to pedal Ghana to some paradise where economic freedom and accelerated growth and development can be located.

Simply put, John Mahama is promising heaven on earth as though he were a stranger to the very position he greedily seeks to occupy. With the benefit of hindsight, we can readily recall the economic torture Mahama sent us through.

To curtail a long narrative, Mahama was a true definition of hell to the good people of Ghana. Airbus should be a guide, our navigation as he walks through the stage with his sumptuous and unrealistic promises.

John Dramani Mahama is akin to the Hope City that brought only hopelessness.


–: P.K. Sarpong


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